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and its specific reversal treatment. >> announcer: live from the kgo-tv broadcast center, this is abc schae7 news. >> good afternoon. i'm larry biel. >> i'm ama daetz. it's been gloomy and rainy for much of the bay area. it started before noon in oakland and didn't let up for about 45 minutes. >> in san francisco you could see people along the embarcadero with htheir umbrellas out. live from the golden gate, it looks gloomy, a lot of fog, clouds. doesn't look like it's raining at the golden gate at this second. >> it's hard to tell. spencer christian is tracking the rain so he can tell us where it's happening looking at live doppler 7 hd. >> you're right, we have had wet weather today. let's look at live doppler severyn hd. the bulk of the wet weather is
moving to our south, just south of san jose right now. most of the bay area is under generally dry conditions but this is a wide path of downpours reitz now reaching from monterey to the gilroy area. but it's tapering off and moving southward. speaking of southward, down in the san joaquin valley along interstate 5 we have a line of powerful thunderstorms breaking out in that region near co-aling ga. you'll show you what may be coming our way in a moment. but first our rainfall totals in the last 24 hours, not too impressive. most locations have under a tenth of an inch, but we're right at a tenth in mountain view, 0.17 in san jose, 0.16 in livermore. here's the forecast animation starting 5:00 p.m., we'll see scattered showers into the evening hours, 2:00 a.m. a wide swath of showers and light rain will swing through the north bay and central part of the bay area. that will be followed by another path of rain at about 8:00 tomorrow morning. so it's not ending yet. even at midday tomorrow as it
starts to break up a bit, there will still be scattered showers whaxt's coming our way for mother's day? i'll show you at that in my accuweather forecast in just a moment. >> we'll check back in in a few moments. despite the forecast, the rain is coming, it caught a lot of people off guard. >> it also impacted some outdoor events. david louie is live in san jo jose's cesar chavez plaza. >> reporter: these adirondack chairs were put out to linger and enjoy the outdoors. buff today's rain had people scrambling to stay dry and get out of the rain. how prepared are people when it rains? abc 7 news was at the san jose market center as people went shopping or headed out for lunch. so where is your umbrella? >> in the car. with my rain coat. >> reporter: did you forget that it rains? >> no. but i wasn't expecting it so soon. >> reporter: for every person we saw getting soaked, there was
another who was covered by an umbrella. you haven't forgotten it does rain here occasionally. >> every once in a while. >> reporter: are you surprised by the rain today? >> i was. i went in nor an appointment and it seems to be coming down pretty hard. >> reporter: when you're desperate for cover, where can you find an umbrella in a pinch? this is the umbrella salon in downtown san jose. i wonder if they sell umbrellas here. do you sell umbrellas here? >> no. >> reporter: it was opening day for farmer's market but the rain put a damper on it. vendors say they would have liked a sunny day, but silver says they were doing okay. >> it's probably a little slower than it normally would be, but i've had a lot of traffic at my booth and have made good sales today. so it's been great. we need the rain. >> reporter: it was an excuse to share an umbrella, of course, and to learn how a malfunctioning umbrella can leave you perplexed. these visitors from colorado were getting soaked, too.
>> reporter: maybe you brought us good luck. >> i think i did. i should have brought the snow. >> no. you can have the snow. >> reporter: in san jose, david louie, abc 7 news. >> people dealing with umbrellas like a moon rock. keep track of the weather where you live with the abc 7 news app. download it for free and track live doppler 7 hd anytime. all bi-but 10% of the state remains in drought, but that's actually good news. this is a new map from the u.s. drought monitor. the areas in white in the northwest part of the state right here are actually drought-free. this is the first time since early 2013 even a small part of the state is in white. you can actually take a look ought what the state look liked like year ago before el nino. look how much more of the state is in dark red or exceptional drought. you see it here. however, looking at the bay area, you can see many communities are actually yellow now, and that's the lowest stage on the scale. last yooer many of those areas
were in extreme drought. >> yellow is good. in the race for the white house, hillary clinton is campaigning here in the bay area today. this is video as she dropped into her oakland campaign headquarters. this was about an hour ago. we have a live look from sky7 hd where you can see a large crowd still lined up to try to clear security and get inside to see the candidate. after mrs. clinton will finish in oakland, she is off to san francisco for an event at the masonic center. that event gets mr way at 5:00. another live look inside the school where mrs. clinton is expected to take the stage pretty much at any moment. it looks packed in there. laura anthony is there live outside. laura? >> reporter: people are still lined up out here even though they just got the word it's full inside that auditorium, the school. you can see still people out here. they're being told they can go in to maybe an overflow room at this point. several hundred people already inside. earlier today secretary clinton made a quick pit stop at her
newly opened campaign office downtown with the mayor at her side. >> with her help, we'll get there. >> reporter: hillary clinton stopped by her oakland campaign office before heading to a scheduled event near lake merritt. >> i just had to come and say thank you and to give you a big boost the energy because it's going to be a great month. we're going to be working hard. there's nothing like a good campaign to bring people together. >> reporter: clinton arrived in the bay area one day removed from this. large protests in los angeles. >> i'm with her! i'm with her! >> reporter: in oakland, clinton supporters lined up early. >> i'm here to see hillary and support hillary for president of the united states. >> i think hillary has got the goods and it means a lot to me family as well and my mom to have a woman president. >> reporter: clinton's well ahead of bernie sanders in the primaries but also well aware the senator from vermont isn't going away.
>> you wouldn't ask the warriors to watlk off the court with fiv minutes to play in the game and we're not walking off the court. >> reporter: we're back here live. lines still outside, but the auditorium itself is full. we understand they may open an overflow room so these folks can catch hillary clinton's speech. a rally atmosphere inside. very few protesters here, we've seen very few. secretary clinton will head off to san francisco after her speech here for a fund raiser. we will have more from secretary clinton after she speaks here in oakland tonight on abc 7 news at 5 and 6. in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you. and taking a live look from sky7 hd over that school in oakland, you can see a lot of people out there getting ready, waiting for hillary clinton. >> that is a long line. we saw how crowded it was already inside. i'm not sure everybody will get in. but we'll see how it turns out. a reminder you can expect traffic delays throughout the evening as mrs. clinton heads
from oakland to san francisco. traffic is almost nonexistent right now, the bay bridge toll plaza. that's good news. the event in san francisco begins at 5:00. no word on exactly when clinton will arrive in san francisco, but remember we've also got a giants game. it's going to get crowded on the bay bridge coming into the city later on tonight. come up at 4:30, tensions getting high on the republican side of the big names who say they will not stand behind donald trump. and here are some important dates as we head toward california's primary. you can start sending your vote by mail ballots on monday. the deadline to register to vote or change your barty's affiliation is may 23rd. you can request a vote by mail ballot through the end of may. california voters go to the polls on tuesday june 7th. a federal officer is in custody now after a string of deadly shootings that happened this morning in maryland. 62-year-old ew landfall low tordil is accused of shooting three people at a westfield mall in bethesda, maryland, this morning. one victim has died. authorities believe he's
responsible for killing a woman at a nearby grocery store. tordil is believed to have shot and killed his estranged wife outside a high school yesterday evening. >> this has been a hectic and dynamic scene, and it continues to be dynamic. >> tordil was placed on administrative duties at his federal protective service job. he was stripped of his gun and badge after he was accused of threatening to harm his wife if she left him. abc 7 news was at the alameda county superior courthouse today as an oakland family celebrated a guilty verdict. a jury found 25-year-old darnell williams guilty of two murders, the victims 8-year-old alicia carradine killed at a sleep-over in oakland in july of 2013 and anthony ma dairs shot to death two months later after a dice game in berkeley. a penalty phase will begin later this month to determine if williams deserves the death penalty or life prison. a woman was stabbed to death in a home in san francisco.
police say the homicide happened just before 11:00 on arkansas street near 19th street. officers detained a male suspect at the scene. the motive in the killing still unknown at this point. the victim's identity has not yet been release pd. there are new developments in the rape allegations against dana stubblefield. today his lawyer filed a motion asking a judge to recuse the sanlt clara district attorney's office accusing it of prejudicial conduct and stra grandstanding. >> for more than a year, the district attorney did not act on this particular incident. a year later, though, they showed up at mr. stubblefield's children's school, with a press release in one hand and handcuffs in another to arrest him. >> his attorney accuses the d.a.'s office of leaking information to prejudice the case. he wants the attorney general's office to take over. the d.a. office issued a statement saying, quote, our response is the evidence we will preblt in court.
we seek justice for the people and the victim. sports news now. the future is looking brighter for steph curry. abc 7 news was at the warriors practice facility as curry worked out in front of the media for the first time in a couple of weeks. steve kerr says curry is move like his old self. he's seeing big improvement in lateral move, however, curry is still most likely not going to play tomorrow in portland in game three of the series. you can catch that game here only on abc 7. the live coverage starts at 5:00 p.m. after the game, join me along with mike shumann whole be up in portland for "after the game." still ahead here on abc schaech news at 4, a lawsuit against facebook can move toward forward. we'll tell you what it's all about. plus, a family kicked off a flight. wait until you hear the reason why. and another big powerball jackpot is up for grabs. coming up, the big money and the ticket frenzy.
coming up on 4:12 on a getaway friday, whenever they're getting, they're getting there very slowly. this is interstate 80 in berkeley. traffic on the right is eastbound, left side heading back toward the city. and it's just a crawl in both corrections. back with more on abc 7 news at 4 after the break.
months. the average gain has been running around 200,000 jobs a month. the unemployment rate remained at a low of 5%. the economy's growth has slumped to a sluggish 1% annual rate since october. facebook lost the first round of a legal battle today over user privacy. >> a judge is allowing a lawsuit to go forward leerelating to onf its features. kristen sze is here to show us what this is all about. >> ama and larry, you know how you post a picture of you and your friends before you tag them, suggestion names pop up? that's what happened here when an abc 7 colleague posted this picture of dan and me. you can see that's because facebook software recognizes and identifies faces. cool technology but not so cool for privacy advocates. three illinois users filed lawsuits now combined into one. they claim facebook's facial recognition software used for tagging suggestions in photos violates the law. illinois is one of only three states that have laws regulating the technology requiring an
omit-in. today a san francisco federal judge turned down the menlo park social media's giant's request to have the case thrown out. facebook argued its tagging is fully disclosed in terms of service and users can opt out. it also tried to say california law should apply. and face print technology is legal here now. we want to show you how you can opt out of having your name pop up when friends post pictures. so after you log in, you're going to want to go to settings. after you do settings, click on that one, time line and tagging. from there, you want to go to the very last thing on the page that says who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded. what you're going to do is just click the drop-down menu, see there, change the settings from the default friends to no one. that's it. you're done. if facebook ends up losing this battle, it will have to revise its user agreements. google have to do it possibly as well because it uses the same technology in google photos to detect faces. >> kristen, thank you. tonight at 6:30, after abc 7
news at 6, a local landmark is about to reopen. we take you inside the new san francisco museum of modern art for an exclusive look at the new 20-story addition to a bay area cultural destination. the new sfmoma includes one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world exploding from 12,000 to 32,000 pieces. join me tonight from i'm s. 30 to 7:00 inside sfmoma. well, it's officially boaty mcboat face is out and david attenborough is in. despite a landslide win for naming a research vessel boaty mcboatface, the brits announced the second place winner is the "r.s.s. david atten borough," he is a world renowned naturalist. more success for elon musk and spacex.
for a second straight month, the aerospace upstart successfully landed a fualcon rocket. elon musk contends rocket reusability is key to shaving launch costs and making space more abcable. more week you can catch an event so rare it happens only 13 times in a century. mercury will slowly begin crossing the sun at 4:12 monday morning. it looked like a small black dot to people viewing using a telescope. with the proper filters to make sure they protect their eyes. the entire journey will take 7 1/2 hours. time to check on the weather and the rain we've been seeing today. >> spencer christian is here with a look at that and your mother's day forecast. >> absolutely. right now it looks and feels like winter. it's gray, damp and cold. but that's going to change. here's live doppler 7 hd. you can see we've got a cloudy area right now.
we had wetter spots this morning with the big wet spot right now down south around gilroy. seems to be winding down a bit. but look at how active that line of shower and rain looks on the monitor from monterey up to gilroy and out to sea. so very active weather there. but much of the bay area is calm at the moment as you can see from this view from our rooftop camera over the bay. it's 60 in mountain view, san jose 68, 64 at morgan hill, 65 at half moon bay. golden gate bridge does not appear wet, 60 degrees at santa rosa, napa 61, 63 in novato convict toward 59 livermore 60. and looking out over the bay from our abc 7 exploratorium camera, showers will diminish tomorrow, but a few will still hang around. isolated thunder and hail are still possible though not likely. it will being dry and milder for mother's day, yay. here is our storm impact scale. we've been ranking every storm the past two seasons, 1 light to
5 severe. the storm with us right now ranks 1 on the storm impact scale, light intensity, scattered showers continue through saturday. rainfall totals may be up to about 0.40 and isolated thunder is possible. here's the animation starting 7:00 this evening during the overnight hours, we'll see several lines of showers move through the bay area. could be locally heavy downpours in there. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, it looks pretty wet across the bay area. later in the day, midday or so, we'll see a more spotty or scattered shower activity. that's how it will remain until that 7:00 p.m. tomorrow, there's another little wave of rain coming through. then it will all set to taper off into sunday. we might see a spot or two of light shower activity early sunday. that's about all that will develop. rainfall totals at the end of this system, late tomorrow night, generally up to about a quarter of an inch, maybe 0.40 in fairfield, lows tonight mid-50s, mild. and tomorrow there will be a
cool day highs from 60 at the coast to upper 60s around the bay. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast, look at the warm-up on mother's day. upper 60s around the bay and it will get steadily warmer into the middle of next week with high temperatures inland topping out in the mid-80s. now, that's my kind of weather. larry and ama? >> thank you so much, spencer. well, we warrant to go backt live where you see hillary clinton where she has taken the stage in oakland. >> barbara boxer is talking to the democratic supporters there right now. there's still a long line outside for people that want to get in to hear mrs. clinton later on in the afternoon. she'll head to san francisco. we'll hang with this in a few minutes we'll hear from mrs. clinton and her address that she rallies the troops leading up to the democratic primary on june 7th. that is coming up. also coming up next, powerball fever is heating up. the rush to buy tickets as the jackpot rises to 415 million and
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i think we're actually going to go back to oakland where hillary clinton is about to speak. >> yeah. we're trying to time this just perfectly as she takes the stage. barbara boxer the senate eor is just wrapping up her introductory remarks, we think. this is dicey as we try to time this out here. we want to try to catch at least a few minutes. >> here we go.
>> hillary rodham clinton! ♪ my power's turned on ♪ i'll sing my fight song ♪ and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cuz i've still got a lot fight left in me ♪ >> oh, wow, i'll tell you. it doesn't get any better than being introduced by barbara boxer in oakland, california! i am so happy to be here and especially happy to be with your senator. there is just no way i can describe to you the impact that barbara has had in the senate, the
leader of the progressive numbers that we have to keep building, but she was a majority of one a lot of the time. standing up and fighting for what she knew was right for america and what she knew california needed. i was so honored to serve with her and to see her in action, and i have to say we are really going to miss barbara boxer in the united states senate. but i think her influence and her extraordinary example will live on because she made such a difference in the lives of so many people and just, for me, i was fortunate to serve on the environment and public works committee when barbara was the chair, when she was the ranking member, and her passion for the environment and her
understanding that the environment is not a luxury, it is a necessity that we have to protect and that we have to take whatever steps we can to ensure it's there for the next generation. and she also was the leader on drawing the connection between environmental pollution and contaminants and children's health. and i'm going to be calling her a lot if i'm so fortunate enough to be president because she's also really good at politics, and she gets one-liners better than anybody. so thank you, barbara, for being here with me. i also want to thank the mayor of oakland who is here as well. there are a lot of elected officials, members of the assembly and others. i thank them all for being here with me. i look forward to working with you. on behalf of oakland and the bay
area and this great state. you know, we're going to have a terrific campaign in california. we are working hard. i stopped by to one of our headquarters here in oakland and met so many of the people who are showing up every day, making the phone calls, walking the streets, talking to voters, because this election is a make or break election in so many ways. and i've got to tell you, when i think about what's at stake, even if i weren't running for president, i would be doing everything i could to make sure that the presumptive nominee of the republican party never gets near the white house. you know, the stakes were high
before. the stakes were high before. >> hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! >> thank you! >> chants of "hillary clinton" in oakland as she speaks talking about keeping donald trump away from the white house. >> referring to donald trump but not saying his name on purpose. >> right. >> obviously mr. trump pretty much has things wrapped up on the republican side and in the democratic primary on june 7th there are 548 delegates available. mrs. clinton leading bernie sanders by a comfortable margin at this point needs 178 more to get over the threshold. so california could be pivotal in this race. >> yes. we will continue with politics as abc 7 news at 4 continues. we're go to talk about the growing divide between republican party leaders and
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abc 7 news reporter laura anthony tweeted a video of dozens of hillary clinton supporters lining up earlier this afternoon to hear mrs. clinton speak in oakland. we just showed you a few minutes ago. here is another live look inside the school where the democratic presidential nominee is speaking right now. from here, mrs. clinton will go to san francisco for two private fund raisers and we will of course have team coverage throughout the day and coming up on abc 7 news at 5. another prominent republican now says he will not you support his party's presumptive nominee. jeb bush posted on facebook, donald trump has not demonstr e demonstrated the temperament or strength of character or displayed a respect for the constitution and is not a consistent conservative. >> nice. i'll put it on. >> reporter: in west virginia last night, donald trump looked like he was gearing up for a rough general election campaign. >> thank you, everybody. that is great.
my hair look okay? rfrnlts tr >> reporter: trump is facing attacks from hillary clinton but is also getting resistance from within the republican party. house speaker paul ryan has repeatedly pledged to support his party's nominee. but now that trump has locked it up, he tells cnn -- >> i'm just not ready to do that at this point. i'm not there right now. >> reporter: this morning trump tweeted, paul ryan said that i inherited something very special, the republican party. wrong. i didn't inherit it. i won it with millions of voters. >> donald trump has made a profound point about politics in america today. the argument about whether a party is defined by its voters or its leaders. this is the quintessential ago argument. >> reporter: today president obama played political pundit from the white house. >> republican voters are going to have to make a decision as to whether this is the guy who speaks for them and represents their values. >> reporter: the republican party chairman says he'll soon organize a sit-down between donald trump and paul ryan. part of the effort to bring the
gop together. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> and another live look now from oakland where hillary clinton is holding a campaign rally in the east bay. you see her speaking there. the democratic presidential candidate is making a couple of stops in the bay area during this latest visit. and this event in oakland is the first. clinton's next event in the bay area will take place at the masonic auditorium in san francisco's knob hill. a live look from outside there. the event is a fund raiser for her campaign. it will be attended by both california senators and protesters as well who plan on meeting her outside. many of them are vocal supporters of clinton's democratic opponent bernie sanders. a majority of americans like the job that president obama is doing. a new cnn/orc poll shows 51% of those surveyed approve of the president's performance, 46% disapprove. it was the same numbers as in a marked survey the sustained positive approval for the president comes as more say they believe things in the country are generally going well.
reviews of the economy have become slightly more positive since february. the pictures of that wildfire in canada, they're just stunning. take a look. residents continue to seek refuge from the dangerous fire that's destroyed towns, left many homeless and taken the life of a teenager. abc news reporter melissa ed zotty brings us the latest. >> reporter: images coming out of alberta, canada, are devastating. >> oh, my gosh! >> reporter: the province in a state of emergency. the city of ft. mcmurray in ruins as a massive wildfire refuses to lose steam. tens of thousands fleeing their homes, the fire exploding to more than 200,000 acres. to put that into perspective, ten times the size of manhattan. as the blaze continues to rage, the family of a 16-year-old girl a triplet and daughter of a local firefighter mourn. the teen was killed in a car accident as she attempted to flee the fires.
residents taking one last look at their homes. >> might have been the last time i see my house. holy [ bleep ] rnchtsz surveillance cameras capturing the final moments that the wildfire continues its march of destruction. >> lord, keep us safe. >> reporter: in a time of crisis, they are all united. >> alberta and all of canada are with you. we have your back. and we are going to make sure you have the help you need. today tomorrow and in the weeks and months to come as we rebuild. >> reporter: forecasters say they expect favorable winds to push the fire away from homes in the next few days. allegiant air has apologized to a family in belmont after they were kicked off a flight. kies sa dana tweeted about the incident in provo, utah. we let allegiant know that my son had a peanut allergy so they kick us off the plane. dana asked the airline to not
serve peanuts on the flight. his request wasn't honored but one flight attendant asked nearby passengers to refrain from eating peanuts. they agreed. ultimately, the pilot decided they weren't free to fly. one said, hopefully you think before you ask the world around you to accommodate your personal issues. we are talking with the family right now. hear the reaction to the backlash tonight on abc 7 news at 11. well, the big games are coming. up next, it's not the olympics. could be almost as big, though, and it certainly has royal ties. what you can expect to see this weekend. >> i'm michael finney "ask finney" is just ahead. i'm still checking your questions on twitter and facebook. just post them with the hash tag ask finney. i'll answer your questions here live a little later. i'm spencer christian. here ace the view from the golden gate bridge where clouds are thick and low and dark and still there's wet weather around before mother's day. i'll have the accuweather forecast coming up in a moment
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>> the main feeling i'm getting is real excitement. the atmosphere is going to be incredible. >> reporter: more than 500 athletes are in orlando, florida, to compete in the invictus games, the only sporting event for wounded warriors. >> i have to pinch myself to make sure i'm not dreaming. >> this show that's we can really battle through adversity and we can still be productive members. >> reporter: the prince launch the competition two years ago in london to showcase the uncomparable bravery of servicemen and women. the u.s. playing host this year. ♪ leading to the royals, having some fun with president obama and first lady michelle. >> prince harry, remember when you told us to bring it at the invictus games? >> careful what you wish for. boom. >> really. please. >> reporter: and with that, let the games begin. the opening ceremony is on sunday, then the military athletes will compete in ten events over five days.
elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. >> talk about toughness physical and mental, love the queen. oh, really. >> i know. great. let's check on our weather and if this rain is hanging around through the weekend. spencer? >> a little bit will hang around but not for the entire weekend. here's live doppler 7 hd. mostly cloudy skies now, a few bright shots here and there. a few wet spots here and there. as you can see, a little rain from monterey over to gilroy. much of the bay area is is not experiencing rainfall at the moment. tomorrow statewide, though, another very showery day, active weather from top to bottom, maybe even some thunderstorm activity in some locations like the interior parts of southern california. here in the bay area we can expect a pattern of scattered showers continuing tomorrow. they will be mainly widely scattered but there could be brief downpours from time to time. highs ranging from mid-60s to upper 60s. here is your event planner for tomorrow. cinco de mayo was yesterday, but the festival is tomorrow here in
t mission district of san francisco. crowd in the morning but becoming sun yir in the afternoon and evening with milder conditions. and sunday is mother's day. lots of flowers blooming on our screen here for mother's day. looks like we'll start today with lots of clouds a.m. r a s the morning. it will warm up to mid-70s inland by late afternoon on sunday and there will be lots of sunshine in the latter part of the day as well. happy mother's day, everybody. >> lovely graphic to remind everybody, go get roses. >> there you go. >> thank you, spencer. still ahead on access 7 news at 4, awe math whiz and a musician. meet uc berkeley's top scholar and find out what makes her so special. i'm 7 on your side's michael finney. paying parking tickets late can really add up, but is there a way around the fees? i'll have some help
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this year's top student at uc berkeley is a millennial who shies away from twitter and facebook. instead, she has a greater connection to math. she'll receive the university medal and deliver the commencement speech at cal a week from saturday. abc 7 news reporter lyanne melendez has her story. >> reporter: when she's not
teach willing a class in math to other cal students or volunteering at an after-school literacy program, this is what she enjoys doing the most. pure mathematics. >> it really never stops because we've ultimately realized that we understand almost nothing. it's a never ending journey, keep trying to understand, dig deeper and hopefully arrive at something. >> reporter: hollywood has made a few movies inspired by math intellectuals and their struggle to make some kind of contribution in their world. this student has many had her own struggles. >> i was struggling with motivation. it took something pretty strong i think to make me feel like i had a purpose. >> reporter: she found motivation and passion through her professors at cal. today she wants other women to know that math is within their reach. >> oftentimes women haven't necessarily been welcomed by the majority of men, but it just led to several problems. i think we are in a changing society. i'm optimistic. >> reporter: her other passion
is playing a classic indian music. all of her work acknowledged with the university medal. >> in that sense it's very encouraging for me personally but at the same time i think i'm just still a little overwhelmed by all of this. >> reporter: from here, she is headed to m.i.t. to work on her phd. in berkeley, lianyanne melendez >> wow. time now for "ask finney." michael finney here asking questions send sent in. why do people search websites say free reports and when you get the report it costs you money? i only want addresses and phone you numbers. >> nowadays addresses and phone numbers cost you money. back in the day we all had the telephone books and you had the name, address and telephone number. most people don't give out that information to the phone companies anymore. some do. there are some white pages website that's will give you information. if you dial information, you've got to pay i think $1.49 now for the information. i don't even think they'll give
you the address. kind of tough nowadays. why do they say it's free? because they want you to click on the web site. they do tell you, there are 15 michael finneys in the bay area or whatever. >> good luck. >> yeah, right. >> unless you want to pay. >> i have san francisco parking tickets that are over two years. is there a way around the penalties? >> ha ha ha ha. come on, you're kidding, right? they make so much money off of parking fines and the penalties. there's no way. but there is a way actually. you're good to have to do some hard labor for it. they allow you to volunteer and work it off. well, it's not volunteer. they allow you to go work it off if you can't afford it. they also will allow you to do a payment plan, go online, check it out. there are ways to get out of writing that big check right now. there isn't a way out of either paying with your time or your money. >> had so much faith in you when i saw the question. i thought, wow, this going to be
good. shouldn't the state have a 20% or more water reduction until we're out of this drought? or have they solved the water problem? >> you know, it kind of sounds that way, but it hasn't changed that much. the state water board had told us all to save 25%, and that expired in february. i think right at the end of february. but they put a new rule in and now they say it's 20% to 23%. so it's about the same. it's about the 20% you're talking about. we are in the fourth year of drought. el nino and the water that came with it did help us some, as you guys have reported. they're doing away with some of the fines. yeah, we're still supposed to preserve water. by the way, that lasts until october. then they'll have to make another decision. >> thank you, michael. $2, just $2, could make your dreams come true this weekend. the powerball jackpot is $415 million and rising. that's the seventh largest
powerball prize ever. the lump sum cash option which most winners choose would be about 270 million before taxes. the massive prize is expected to climb with so many people buying tickets. of course, you are more likely to be struck by lightning or killed by a shark than win the jackpot. >> well, there's that. >> yeah, there is that. abc 7 news at 4 continues. up next, a plea for help after a meals on wheels van was stolen and wrecked. today how the organization is making it work without their wheels. dan is here. a local university under attack. how a real estate empire is now in the crosshairs. >> plus, the death of a popular bay area penguin. we'll tell you what happened. a tahoe man is climbing mt. everest right now. how you can see it live. and the technology that turns your skin into a touch screen. those stories and a lot
tank at 9:00, 20/20 at 10:00. >> then at 11:00, how you may be buying substandard products without even knowing it. a special "7 on your side" investigation on abc 7 news at 11. in fremont, community members are stepping up to help meals on wheels. >> two people have been booked on multiple charges. abc 7 news reporter chris nguyen explains how the program is hoping to move forward. >> reporter: it is a bold act that left many people stunned. >> how awful is this to happen, and to all the people who needed that food? >> reporter: in fremont, two people tried to take a car if a woman at walnut plaza but were unsuccessful. following that failed attempt, they ran over to city hall and jump nood a meals on wheels truck being stocked. >> i was loading my coolers. i hear this screaming. i turn around and chaos. >> reporter: volunteer debra powell was there and witnessed all of it. >> i couldn't believe it. i thought i was watching a movie. i've never in my life experienced that. >> reporter: jose showed up to
deliver meals not knowing what happened. >> having the truck be stolen like that is unthinkable. >> reporter: the two suspects led officers on a pursuit from fremont to castro valley which not only ended in their arrest but also major damage to the truck which is only a year and a half old. program officials say it will likely be a total loss and are now relying on a backup truck built in the 1980s. >> we have 380 people that we have to serve every day, and they count on our meals. so we have to be here. no matter what. >> reporter: the fire department will house the damaged truck until it can be officially assessed by the insurance adjustor. regardless of the total amount, meals on wheels says they'll need to raise thousands of dollars. meal recipients say they're grateful the program will press on despite the unexpected expense. >> a lot of bad things going on, and still there are good people. so we meet a lot of good people. >> reporter: in fremont, chris nguyen, abc 7 news. >> and thank you for joining us for abc 7 news at 4.
i'm ama daitsz. >> i'm larry biel. abc 7 news at 5 begins right now with dan and kristen. i'm with her! i'm with her! >> one event down, one to go. hillary clinton is wrapping up an event in the east bay. now she's heading to san francisco where the welcome may not be quite as warm. plus -- >> one family is overjoyed. the justice they are finding in an east bay courtroom. also, why hunger strikers suddenly left the site of their 16-day protest in san francisco. and -- >> not everyone was prepared for today's rain. so what's to come? >> hopefully they'll be prepared for the weekend rain. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. i'll have your mother's day broadcast coming up. >> announcer: live from the kgo-tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. hillary clinton is rallying supporters in oakland.
they cheered her on at two stops in the east bay today. >> sky7 hd is live above the school where the presidential hopeful just wrapped up one speech to her supporters. >> good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm dan ashley. hillary clinton is here almost exactly one month before the california primary, which is june 7th. >> we have live team coverage. wayne freedman is in san francisco. >> but we begin with laura anthony in oakland this evening. laura? >> reporter: hi, dan. well, secretary clinton just finished up her remarks here at the school. it was an overflow crowd here at the elementary school. people started lining up here at the school several hours before the 2:00 p.m. start time. let's show you what it looked like, hundreds of them, so many that they had to start setting up actually an overflow room for the speech. she was accompanied by several other public officials, including oakland mayor libby
schaaf and barbara bexer. clinton hit on women's issues, raising the minimum wage and california's role in deciding the next president. >> there is work to be done, and it is important work. and the best way we can achieve it is by unifying our country. everybody knows that we can't continue to be divided. we cannot continue to allow americans to be scapegoated and insulted. that is no way to build the future that we want to see! >> reporter: before arriving here for her scheduled event, secretary clinton made a pit stop at her local campaign headquarters in downtown oakland. there she shook hands, took pictures with supporters and volunteers, and thanked them for their work that they've done and for the work that ne will do in the next several weeks leading up to california's primary on june 7th. >> so i